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  • Director of Capitol Bond Project
    By
    Stephanie Owen
    on
    February 29, 2024

    BREMERTON SCHOOL DISTRICT 100-C

    JOB DESCRIPTION – Director of Capital Bond Projects

     

    Pay range: $161,461-$171,294

     

    ABOUT US:

    The Bremerton School District, nestled in the picturesque Kitsap Peninsula, offers breathtaking views of the Puget Sound and surrounding mountains. With eleven campuses catering to 4,500 students, we're thrilled to announce our community's endorsement of a $150M bond. This funding will facilitate the replacement of three buildings and the relocation/replacement of an additional building within our district. HVAC system renovations are also planned. 


    GENERAL DESCRIPTION


    The Director of Capital Bond Projects directs and manages all phases of the Capital Bond program, including current, new and replacement facilities. This position is responsible for maintaining, and updating the District’s long and short-range capital plan. Additionally, this position oversees and coordinates all aspects of program/project implementation, receives input/direction, and makes recommendations to the Superintendent, Assistant Superintendent, Administrative team, and the Board of Directors.  


    Reports to and evaluated by: Assistant Superintendent of Finance, Operations and Human Resources

    For Guaranteed Consideration apply by March 21, 2024


    RESPONSIBILITIES


    • Directs the planning, design, and construction of the School District Capital Bond Program.
    • Provides planning, leadership, and direction and recommends short and long-range plans, goals and objectives, implementation, and funding strategies for the School District’s Capital Bond Program.  
    • Works collaboratively with instructional and support services staff to integrate Capital Bond Program plans, goals, and objectives with the effective delivery of instructional and support services.  
    • Directs all phases of Capital Bond Projects, such as, but not limited to adding, remodeling, upgrading, and/or renewing existing facilities, engaging with schools/communities, envisioning and setting goals, completing need-assessments, planning scenarios, funding strategies, scheduling, and conceptualizing design alternatives.  
    • Directs the implementation of plans and programs for the Capital Bond Projects, such as, but not limited to overseeing bidding, budgeting, scheduling, selection of design and construction teams, permitting, construction administration and monitoring, move-in, commissioning and close-out, and post-occupancy evaluation.  
    • Presents program and project status to the Board of Directors. Manages submissions of all requests for Board of Directors' actions. 
    • Maintains ongoing communication with the Superintendent and Administration regarding planning, design, and construction issues. 
    • Develops program budgets and cash flow for multiple projects and revenue sources. 
    • Oversees preparation of all project budgets. Creates and manages detailed project program accounting. 
    • Manages project delivery process decisions. Oversees and adheres to the state-mandated processes for the selection of architects, consultants, construction contractors, and vendors. 
    • Reviews applications and identifies final candidates; presents the selection recommendation for Board approval. 
    • Manages and supervises the work of hired architects, consultants, construction contractors, and vendors.
    • Manages the process of submission of requests for state construction assistance funds and other grants for eligible capital projects. 
    • Manages assigned Capital Project (CP) budgets and approves payments made from CP funds.  
    • Monitors costs and construction project timelines as needed; directs and monitors the Capital Bond Projects' workload; determines the need for addition or reduction of staff and outside consultants. Provides information, analysis, and recommendations on utilization of capital funds. 
    • Manages and oversees the administration of contracts with engineers, architects, contractors, and other consultants; monitors contractors’ compliance within contract parameters; negotiates revisions to contracts based on design changes. 
    • Manages and oversees District building condition assessments and Study & Survey in collaboration with the Facilities Operations Department 
    • Acts as mediator for contract disputes.  May act as District representative in lawsuits. 
    • Ability to negotiate contracts and mediate disputes. 
    • Ability to manage a program of multiple large complex construction projects and monitor schedules and costs to ensure projects are completed in accordance with educational goals, District standards, on time and within budget.  
    • Ability to work effectively within the context of government regulations, concerns of citizens, District staff, and School Board.  
    • Ability to provide leadership and work effectively in a decentralized management environment and to supervise assigned staff. 
    • Ability to facilitate large group meetings and reach consensus on issues involving participants with conflicting interests.  
    • Ability to communicate effectively with individuals and groups both orally and in writing.

    QUALIFICATIONS


    Education and Experience: 

    • B.A. degree in Architecture or related field with experience in applying architectural design skills and management of large public facilities. 
    • Previous experience working in a public school setting is preferred. 
    • Five (5) or more years of experience in capital projects administration, including work experience within many of the following areas: budget preparation, educational visioning, community involvement, property management, supervision and administration of general operations, public relations, and capital project administration. 


    PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

    • Knowledge of current learning environment planning practices including best and next approaches to master planning, educational visioning, community involvement, pre-design, design, program and project management, and educational facilities evaluation. 
    • Knowledge of state, local, and federal building codes and regulations related to all aspects of large public capital construction projects, including Alternative Public Works procurement.  
    • Knowledge of current principles and practices of governmental budget and finance practices and management, and supervision.  
    • Skilled in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with staff, professional colleagues, Board Members, outside agencies, community groups and the general public. 
    • Skilled in preparing and analyzing complex data and numerical computations and comprehensive reports. 
    • Skilled in managing multiple tasks, setting objectives/goals, and re-prioritizing as needed. 
    • Skilled in managing, developing and coaching staff. 

    FINAL 2.23.24



  • Assistant Project Manager - K-12 Projects ( Construction)
    By
    Mr. David M. Waggoner, ALEP, LE Fellow
    on
    February 16, 2024

    Assistant Project Manager - K-12 Projects ( Construction)

    Location: Beaufort, South Carolina

    Link:

    https://jobs.smartrecruiters.com/TurnerTownsend/743999967576498-assistant-project-manager-k-12-projects-construction-

    Company Description
    Founded in 1952 and formerly known as Heery International Inc., the firm operates throughout the United States as part of Turner & Townsend. It specializes in project and program management for public sector organizations, with industry-leading experts in corporate, cultural, healthcare, justice, sports, K-12 education, higher education, aviation and government facilities.

    Recognized for service excellence by a broad spectrum of professional organizations and industry publications, the talented multidisciplinary team at Turner & Townsend Heery exceeds client expectations — adding value, best practice and expertise at every turn. The team's unique client-centric culture is integrated into each project and reflects a passion for the built environment and staying true to the client’s vision.

    Job Description
     
    Turner & Townsend Heery is looking for an Assistant Project Manager to support public-sector projects (such as K-12 education and higher education, and municipal) projects.  The focus of work will include master planning for school district programs, project management for individual projects, both educational and municipal, and other duties as assigned.

    *Role is Hybrid ( both onsite and remote at times)

    Responsibilities:

    Participates in all facets of project management (budget, schedule, procurement, quality & risk) for individual projects including planning, design, construction, occupancy and closeout.
    Demonstrates capability to read, understand and apply standard documents affecting projects, including but not limited to:

    Agreements/contracts
    Project design standards
    Programming requirements
    Design and construction contract documents
    Surveys and drawings
    Schedules and cost estimates
    Budgeting and financial reports
    Public procurement requirements
    Interfaces directly with clients to assist in defining and documenting project requirements.
    Assists with planning and programming of projects.
    Assists with preparation of scope of work, project delivery resource requirements, cost estimates and budgets, work plan schedule and milestones, quality control, and risk identification.
    Identifies project delivery resources from pre-qualified lists.
    Conducts simple request for proposals.
    Completes bid analysis with management support.
    Recommends resources to manager and clients.
    Is an integral part of the project delivery resources/team to achieve project goals.
    Implements communication plan for meetings and written reports/meeting minutes to keep client and project resources informed.
    Facilitates project meetings when appropriate.
    Implements project documentation governance aligned with company and client requirements.
    Ensures project data integrity and documentation is accurate, timely and coordinated.
    Tracks progress of each project against goals, objectives, approved budgets, approved timelines, reports status and variances.
    Assists in creating action plans to meet objectives, budget and schedule.
    Participates in change management routines to assess change requests, make recommendations, secure Client approvals, and issue change orders.
    Assesses change requests to determine impacts to scope, budget, schedule, quality and risk with management support.
    Implements standard risk management routines with management support, to identify project risks, develop risk mitigation and contingency plans, and implement action plans to reduce or eliminate project risks.
    Other duties as assigned. 

    Qualifications

    Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
    Strong organizational and analytical skills.
    Ability to provide efficient, timely, reliable and courteous service to customers.
    Ability to effectively present information.
    Requires knowledge of financial terms and principles.
    Ability to calculate intermediate figures such as percentages, discounts, and/or commissions.
    Conducts basic financial analysis.
    Ability to understand and carry out general instructions in standard situations.
    Ability to solve problems in standard situations.
    Requires intermediate analytical and quantitative skills.
    Intermediate skills with Microsoft Office Suite.
    Ability to read and understand architectural drawings and contract documents.
    Working knowledge in MS Project is helpful. Knowledge of contracts and construction practices preferred.
    Minimum 5 years of project management experience. 
     

    Education and Experience: 

    Bachelor’s degree (BA/BS/BEng/BArch) from College or University in relevant field and/or equivalent related experience.
    Prior Project Management experience is preferred.
    PMP (US and/or Canada) and LEED AP preferred.
    Experience working on public school projects in SC is preferred.
    Additional Information
     

    *On-site presence and requirements may change depending on our client's needs

    Our inspired people share our vision and mission. We provide a great place to work, where each person has the opportunity and voice to affect change.

    We want our people to succeed both in work and life. To support this we promote a healthy, productive and flexible working environment that respects work-life balance. 

    Turner & Townsend is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees and actively encourage applications from all sectors of the community.

    Please find out more about us at www.turnerandtownsend.com/

    Turner & Townsend does not accept any speculative or unsolicited CV’s that have been sent to our internal recruitment team or hiring managers from agencies outside of our preferred supplier list or that have not followed due process. Any speculative or unsolicited CV’s will be treated as a direct application.


    All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

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    Any unsolicited resumes/CVs submitted through our website or to Turner & Townsend personal e-mail accounts, are considered property of Turner & Townsend and are not subject to payment of agency fees. In order to be an authorised Recruitment Agency/Search Firm for Turner & Townsend, there must be a formal written agreement in place and the agency must be invited, by the Recruitment Team, to submit candidates for review. 



  • Manager of Design & Construction
    By
    Jim Lipsey
    on
    February 4, 2024

    Job Summary

    The Hernando County School District, located on the Gulf Coast of central Florida, is seeking qualified applicants to be our Manager of Design & Construction. As a key member of the Facilities and Construction Department, this individual will represent our K-12 public school district as the main point of contact in all matters relating to the design and construction of schools and school-related facilities. The successful candidate will ensure the district’s capital construction projects satisfy the school community’s needs, doing so within the allotted time and budget.

    Responsibilities

    • Perform professional architectural and managerial work in supervising and participating in the design and construction of new facilities and the alteration/renovation of existing facilities.
    • Represent the school district as the point of contact in matters relating to construction.
    • Prepare and maintain the school district's Design and Construction Standards and update as required. Ensure current standards are published on the district's website and provided to all A/E/C entities under contract with the school district.
    • Coordinate, schedule and compile documentation to update Florida Inventory of School Houses (FISH) and in compliance with reporting requirements of the Department of Education
    • Oversee the preparation of plans, specifications, contract documents, and bidding procedures. Conduct and coordinate design phase reviews with in-house project managers, school district administrators, design and construction management professionals, and fire and building code officials.
    • Oversee and/or coordinate the work of outside consultants with the needs of the school district in all matters relating to school-related design and construction.
    • Oversee approval of progress payments to consultants and contractors through in-house project managers.
    • Oversee the progress of construction to ensure compliance with the school district's Design and Construction Standards and industry standards for quality workmanship.
    • Make recommendations regarding the selection and acquisition of parcels of land for future school sites.
    • Guide and support in-house project managers and manage projects as needed to ensure appropriate distribution of workload.
    • Supervise in-house project managers and CAD Designer Specialist, overseeing daily operations and conducting annual evaluations for each.
    • Make recommendations regarding the selection and acquisition of parcels of land for future school sites.
    • Assist with developing and giving presentations at public meetings in the absence of or upon assignment by the school district's planner, including construction progress updates and adjustments to school attendance boundaries.

     

    Required Qualifications

    • Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited university or college and three (3) years of experience in planning, design, construction or related professional field OR Associate's Degree from an accredited university or college and five (5) years of experience in architectural planning & design or construction or related professional field
    • Demonstrated familiarity with building codes, fire codes, permitting and general construction methods
    • Experience working independently and communicating effectively with multiple stakeholders including governmental officials, architects, engineers, building officials, contractors and school administrators
    • Experience with construction/contract documentation preparation and coordination
    • Experience with construction contracts and construction project management.

     

    Preferred Qualifications

    • Previous experience in K-12 public school design and/or construction
    • Previous experience with CAD, BIM or computer modeling software
    • Familiarity with AIA Contract Documents
    • Familiarity with Florida DOE’s State Requirements for Educational Facilities (SREF)
    • Familiarity with Florida DOE’s Educational Facilities Information System (EFIS) 

     

    Employment Application

    Candidates wishing to be considered for this Professional/Technical/Supervisory position must apply directly through the Hernando County School District's website, here:

    https://www.hernandoschools.org/departments/hr/jobs

    Details

    Employee:          Full-Time, on-site

    Work Day:          M-F, 8 hours/day

    Work Year:          249 paid days

    Benefits:                  Benefits:              Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, and 403(b)

    Annual Salary:         Salary:                Based upon Board-approved schedule for P/T/S, Category E

                     https://www.hernandoschools.org/departments/hr/salary-schedules

    Questions? Feel free to contact me directly: [email protected]

     


  • Educational Environment Strategist
    By
    Eri Ruggeri
    on
    January 5, 2024

    At Ashley McGraw Architects, our passion lies in holistic sustainability with a concentration in building science, and exploring regenerative and resilient approaches to Architecture. We strive to infuse this into our work of creating sophisticated learning environments, revitalizing existing structures to accommodate new programs, and transforming spaces into invigorating, state of the art learning and community spaces.  Ashley McGraw Architects is an award winning firm specializing in large educational, multifamily housing, and community projects. We have a highly dedicated and talented staff focused on the intelligent synthesis of sustainability and architecture.  We offer challenging, interesting, design projects, a hybrid in-office/remote work environment, generous compensation packages, and long-term career growth potential. 

    We seek to hire an Educational Environment Strategist who can collaborate with our educational and community clients to evolve the understanding of project scope beyond spatial programming to consider learning, development, and aspirational vision. In this position you will work with the design team to facilitate conversations with diverse community groups, meet with educational stakeholders, and lead client discussions on Programming, Visioning, and Curriculum integration with architectural design. You will engage in facility walk-throughs, observational reporting, statistical data gathering and analysis, and extensive client interface. 

    Responsibilities will include:

    • Gathering and analyzing data on learning environments and effects of changes made resulting from data analysis.
    • On-going research of educational environment strategies..
    • Developing client program solutions.
    • Initiating, developing, directing design and technical staff to develop solutions based on project scope.
    • Writing papers on strategies topics and making public presentations.
    • Providing guidance to design staff to use learning environment strategies solutions to develop space plans and select furniture and fixtures,
    • Interfacing with clients and developing and fostering new client relationships.
    • Managing Design Strategy/Planning/Post-Occupancy budget to ensure adherence to budget and advising client of potential variances and their effect.
    • Managing and mentoring work of strategies staff, overseeing tasks and providing feedback on work product.

       

      The successful candidate will have superlative listening skills, polished presentation skills, and a genuine desire to understand and assist the client to achieve their educational design aspirations.  Along with a passion for working with and designing learning environments, data gathering and analysis skills, strong project management skills, and thought leadership strengths. Desired skills and experience include:

    • Working knowledge of the major phases of the design process
    • Subject matter expert in strategy services
    • Advanced documentation and field observation skills
    • Experience and understanding in consulting methodologies and practices
    • Extensive verbal, presentation and written communication skills
    • Ability to direct presentation and graphic communication requirements
    • Demonstrated ability to manage and lead staff through a combination of direct authority and subject matter expertise
    • Working knowledge of budget preparation and proven ability to manage projects within budgetary constraints

    Qualifications include a Bachelors or Masters degree in architecture, interior design, or education, and five to eight years experience in design, or educational planning of capital projects.  ALEP certification is not required but highly desired.  Knowledge of ALEP precepts is essential.  Interested candidates should submit their cover letter and resume to [email protected].


  • Company Description

    Founded in 1952 and formerly known as Heery International Inc., the firm operates throughout the United States as part of Turner & Townsend. It specializes in project and program management for public sector organizations, with industry-leading experts in corporate, cultural, healthcare, justice, sports, K-12 education, higher education, aviation and government facilities.

    Recognized for service excellence by a broad spectrum of professional organizations and industry publications, the talented multidisciplinary team at Turner & Townsend Heery exceeds client expectations — adding value, best practice and expertise at every turn. The team's unique client-centric culture is integrated into each project and reflects a passion for the built environment and staying true to the client’s vision.

    Job Description

    Turner & Townsend Heery are engaged to support our client with many complex projects, and we are seeking the ideal Program Management Office (PMO) Lead for our prestigious K-12 Education client’s capital (construction related) improvement program, through all stages of project life cycle.

    The client’s program is a large program, and we require a lead to oversee the program, to manage the program team, provide client management responsibilities, and to provide strategic and tactical program leadership. The successful candidate will have a major programs, project management and project controls experience and will need to lead change management initiatives as part of improving the program’s performance and have a good understanding of best practice.

    The ideal candidate will be a leader, self-starter and able to take the initiative and drive activities with limited supervision. A minimum of 10 years post-graduate experience in the design and construction industry is required. With a keen eye for detail and experience of identifying continuous improvement opportunities, the candidate should have experience working on large capital and maintenance programs consisting of multiple projects occurring simultaneously.

    *This role is 100% on site

     

    Job Objectives:

     

    • Define a program delivery strategy and oversee the implementation.
    • Provide leadership across the program and provide oversight to a team of delivery Project Managers, Construction Managers, Project Controls staff of cost estimators and schedulers, communications staff, and other support staff.
    • Peer review core project management deliverables prior to issuance to the client.
    • Coordinate and lead communications with the client and project stakeholders.
    • Create, manage, and oversee program and individual project schedules using critical path method.
    • Actively work with project managers and construction firms to maintain schedule integrity.
    • Support process improvement initiatives to improve overall performance of the program.
    • Engage stakeholders to review processes and project delivery methodologies to obtain input and recommendations for continuous improvements.
    • Track and review change orders with Project Managers.
    • Manage program financial controls including program- and project-level budgets, fees, construction budgets and contingency accounts.
    • Produce monthly reports for client and public reporting needs.
    • Contract Administration (retention, T&Cs, insurance, allowances, contingency, incentives).
    • Maintain cost benchmarking database.
    • Manage and monitor program cash flow schedule and track actual v forecast performance.
    • Implement best practices and reporting trends both internally and externally.

    Qualifications

    • Candidate should be skilled in portfolio, program and project management and have a minimum of 10 years of experience in the Design and Construction industry.
    • Experience working in a project controls leadership position for a portfolio of construction projects is essential.
    • Experience in building and leading high performing teams is essential.
    • Excellent collaboration and communication skills are required.
    • Program level Education project experience is required.
    • Familiarity with portfolio and program management industry best practice.
    • Experience with working closely with various disciplines in project delivery and project controls teams to ensure projects are delivered safely and predictably on time and within budget, and timely and accurate cost and schedule data is obtained to inform data-driven decisions to improve portfolio and program performance.
    • Some cost engineering and scheduling and planning knowledge would be preferable.
    • Experience with public-sector procurement regulations, contracts, and legal procedures.

     

    Education:

     

    • BS Degree in Engineering, Architecture, Construction, or Business or related field; or demonstrated equivalent and related experience.
    • Relevant accreditation or certifications (example: ALEP, CCM, PMP, PgMP, is preferred.
    • OSHA certification is desirable, but not essential

    Additional Information

    *On-site presence and requirements may change depending on our client's needs

    Our inspired people share our vision and mission. We provide a great place to work, where each person has the opportunity and voice to affect change.

    We want our people to succeed both in work and life. To support this we promote a healthy, productive and flexible working environment that respects work-life balance. 

    Turner & Townsend is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees and actively encourage applications from all sectors of the community.

    Please find out more about us at www.turnerandtownsend.com/

    Turner & Townsend does not accept any speculative or unsolicited CV’s that have been sent to our internal recruitment team or hiring managers from agencies outside of our preferred supplier list or that have not followed due process. Any speculative or unsolicited CV’s will be treated as a direct application.

    All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

    FOLLOW LINK BELOW TO APPLY!!

    https://jobs.smartrecruiters.com/TurnerTownsend/743999956190573-public-capital-projects-k-12-construction-program-management-office-pmo-lead


  • Construction Manager - Sacramento, CA
    By
    Kristi Hawks
    on
    December 18, 2023

    Construction Manager (Facilities/PC#253629, #253628)

    Position Summary:
    Under the direction of the Director Facilities Construction & Planning or designee, coordinates and organizes construction, reconstruction, alteration projects, relocation of school buildings and facilities, and other capital outlay projects. Assists in the coordination and development of short and long-range master plans for school housing facilities and in the development of tax and bond programs.

    Application Deadline:  01/31/2024

    Work Year: 245 paid days
    Employee Type: Full-Time
    Salary: $95,724-$118,776 in 7 annual steps. Based> Location: Facilities
    Hours: 8 hours/day 5 days/week
    Benefits: Medical, Dental, Vision, and Employee Life Insurance available for employees who work 4+ hours per day. 

    Experience and Education

    Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in construction management, architecture, or engineering, business administration, public administration, or a closely related field and four (4) years of experience in the facilities and/or energy management field is required. Experience above the four (4) year requirement may be substituted for years of educational experience>

    Licenses and Certifications

    Possession of a valid California driver’s license and proof of insurance are required.

    Documents
    All of the following documents are required for this position:

    • Bachelor's degree or higher in construction management, architecture, or engineering, business administration, public administration, or a closely related field is required
    • Driver's License Copy (Valid CA Driver License)
    • Other (Proof of Auto Insurance (current insurance card or declaration page-applicant must be listed))
    • Resume (Provide clear evidence of required experience)
    • Letter of Introduction (Cover Letter)
    • Letter(s) of Recommendation (3 required)

    Important Comments 
    Twin Rivers Unified School District programs, activities, and practices shall be free from unlawful discrimination, harassment, intimidation, and bullying based>
    If you believe you have been subjected to discrimination, harassment, intimidation, or bullying, you should immediately contact the school site principal, and/or Chief Human Resources Official of Human Resources/Labor Relations (CCR Title 5 and Title IX Officer), Gina Carreon, at 916-566-1736. A copy of TRUSD uniform complaint or TRUSD non-discrimination policy are available upon request.

    I understand that any omission or falsely answered statement made by me on this application, or any supplement to it will be sufficient grounds for failure to employ or for my discharge should I become employed with the school district.

    APPLY HERE: https://jobs.trusd.net/jobs/3455501-construction-manager-facilities

     

     


  • Furniture CAD & Data Manager
    By
    Linda Frankson
    on
    December 12, 2023
    Company: VS America, Inc
    Location: Charlotte, NC
    Employment Type: Full-time

    About VS America, Inc:
    At VS America, we're dedicated to transforming school environments for the better. Our vibrant team, comprised of dedicated professionals, consistently pursues excellence in all aspects of our work. We're eager to welcome a Furniture CAD & Data Manager who will play a pivotal role in refining our product data management across various specification and space planning platforms. In this position, you won't just be maintaining our existing systems; you'll be laying the groundwork for future advancements. Working closely with cross-functional teams, you'll become a key contributor to our sustained growth. Join VS America, and be part of our mission to enhance student success!

    Upon completion of training, this role has the option to work a hybrid schedule.

    Job Summary:
    Join our dynamic team as a Furniture CAD & Data Manager, where you'll play a pivotal role in maintaining and enhancing product data across specification and space planning platforms in the commercial furniture industry. This position is ideal for individuals with a strong background in CAD and Revit, especially within the furniture sector. Collaborate with cross-functional teams and lead the development of 2D, 3D, SketchUp, and Revit product drawing files to support our wide range of stakeholders.

    Key Responsibilities:

    CAD & Revit Expertise: Lead the creation, organization, and maintenance of 2D and 3D product drawing files, including AutoCAD, SketchUp, and Revit. Ensure accuracy, up-to-date information, and easy accessibility for internal and external users.

    Data Management: Oversee product data in specification and space planning platforms, ensuring accuracy, consistency, and compliance with industry standards.

    Platform Integration: Work with software developers and vendors to integrate our product data into tools used by dealers, architects, and designers.

    Content & Quality Assurance: Regularly update product information and conduct thorough checks to ensure data integrity.

    Product Attributes Management: Oversee and maintain detailed product attributes, including dimensions (both metric and imperial), materials, finishes, and certifications. Ensure this information is accurate and up-to-date to support users in their space planning and product selection processes.

    Continuous Improvement: Identify opportunities to enhance data processes, improve accuracy, and streamline workflows.

    Industry Compliance: Stay updated on industry standards related to product data management in the commercial furniture sector.

    Collaboration: Work closely with product management, design teams, and external partners to ensure the latest design revisions and technical specifications are integrated.

    Training & Support: Offer training and technical support to internal and external stakeholders for effective use of product data and design symbols.

    Qualifications:
    Bachelor's degree in Interior Design, Business, Marketing, Information Management, or a related field.

    Strong proficiency in AutoCAD, Revit, and other CAD software. Experience in creating Revit families is a plus.

    Experience in product data management, preferably within the commercial furniture or architecture and interior design industries.

    Familiarity with platforms like CET Designer, Giza, or Project Spec.

    Knowledge of best practices in CAD file organization, layer management, and file sharing.

    Strong attention to detail, communication skills, and problem-solving abilities.

    Familiarity with parametric modeling and creating dynamic CAD models is a plus.

    Benefits:
    • Competitive salary
    • Excellent health, dental, and vision insurance
    • 401K with 5% match
    • 15 vacation days and 11 paid holidays
    • Employer-paid basic life insurance
    • Employer-paid short-term & long-term disability
    • Paid sick days

    VS America, Inc is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

    Interested candidates can email Sam Hatch directly at [email protected] or apply using the job posting Furniture CAD and Data Manager.

  • Focus on School Facility Design Guidelines
    By
    Ms. Jillian Storms
    on
    December 3, 2023
    The Office of School Facilities at the Maryland State Department of Education is currently is seeking a contractual specialist to develop school facility design guidelines. Please click here to apply. Requires an architecture license and love of public service! Filing deadline: 12/29/2023.

  • Construction Manager
    By
    Linda Frankson
    on
    November 13, 2023
    Everett Public Schools
    Classification: Professional-Technical Level 6
    Location: District Office
    Reports to: Director Facilities & Planning
    FLSA Status: Exempt (Executive)
    Employee Group: Professional-Technical

    Please click here to apply.

    This job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the district and employee and is subject to change by the district as the needs of the district and requirements of the job change.

    Part I: Position Summary
    Responsible for planning, management, and supervision of district construction projects with limited supervision, for both new, or extensive modernizations to, schools and education support facilities. Includes a primary responsibility for assuring that projects are responsive to all stakeholders and most importantly, to the district’s educational needs and purposes. Responsible for assuring effective project management of construction to meet timelines, achieve economy and efficiency, and provide for safe construction operations.

    Part II: Supervision and Controls over the Work
    Serves under the supervision of the director of facilities & planning. Is responsible for results in terms of effectiveness of planning and supervision for achievement of project goals and objectives. Work is guided by, and must be in compliance with, federal and state law, city and county codes, regulations and procedures, policy direction of the school board, expectations and direction of the supervisor.

    Part III: Major Duties and Responsibilities
    1. Planning and Programming: Stays abreast of the development, operations, and innovations in the field of school design, construction and capital project management and changing national, regional and local trends that may impact project effectiveness. Participates in discussions on demands and expectation for capital projects being supervised and the impact those demands and expectations will have on project management. Maintains a program of monitoring and inspection that will assure early awareness of problems, issues, and challenges that may impact project accomplishment. Applies project management software to assist in project planning and management.
    2. Contracting and Financial Management: Participates and/or leads the development of bid specifications, review of construction bids, assessment of bidder capabilities, and the recommendation of bid awards. Monitors the approved budget as the project progresses. Takes the initiative to recognize cost issues in a timely manner and to develop recommendations and strategies to assure effective management of the capital investment. Administers the approved budget and reviews and approves contractor payments in compliance with budget decisions, program objectives and priorities, and district financial management and fund control processes and procedures. Applies financial software systems to approve, track, and achieve and sustain effective project management.
    3. Representation and Negotiations: Negotiates and administers contracts with engineers, architects, contractors and consultants. Participates in or leads project planning, progress reviews, and implementation in collaboration with contractors and sub-contractors. Continually monitors the progress to identify when changes are needed. Takes action to meet and negotiate with contractors on changes and modifications to maintain progress, design, and financial objectives.
    4. Supervision: Works collaboratively with individuals, committees, groups and contracted personnel in the successful execution of the project. May supervise office and project staff and or special teams of district staff assisting in facility preparation.
    5. Safety: Responsible, in collaboration with other district staff and contractor staff, for operational safety and security of project sites. Establishes procedures and controls to assure the safety of staff and students in occupied renovation sites. Serves as first responder to emergency and after hour situations involving the project(s).
    6. Performs other duties as assigned.

    Part IV: Minimum Qualifications
    1. Must have experience working or interacting successfully with culturally diverse families and communities, or have otherwise demonstrated a commitment to strengthening engagement of a diverse community and skill in communicating with a diverse population.
    2. Minimum of two-years of college study in construction management, architecture, business or directly related field that provided the knowledge and skills to conduct project management.
    3. Minimum of five years of capital construction project management experience including a working knowledge of building technology, construction practices, FFE (furniture, fixtures and equipment), plan reading and master format specifications.
    4. Knowledge and skill in the use of technology systems to support project and financial management.
    5. Knowledge of applicable building codes, land use, local and state permitting and public works requirements.
    6. Strong analytical, program management and supervisory skills.
    7. Strong oral, written and interpersonal communication skills.
    8. Ability to work both independently and collaboratively.
    9. Ability to organize work, set and adjust priorities, and meet deadlines while managing multiple projects.
    10. Ability to establish effective working relationships at all levels of the organization.
    11. Demonstrated leadership and supervisory ability.
    12. Innate desire for continuing education in the ever-changing construction and educational industries.
    13. Ability to safely operate district equipment and vehicles.

    Part V: Desired Qualifications
    1. Bachelor’s degree or higher degree in construction management, architecture, engineering, business, management, or related fields.
    2. Successful construction management experience in a public educational environment.

    Part VI: Physical and Environmental Requirements of the Position
    The physical demands and work environment described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit, talk, bend, lift, carry, move about, hear and speak. Employee may be required to perform extensive work at a computer display terminal. Employee must have vision capability to work with intricate drawings such as engineering blueprints and schematics.

    The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds; crouch, crawl, bend, kneel, climb ladders and scaffolding, wear protective gear, be exposed to high noise levels, and work outdoors in inclement weather. Employee may sit or stand for longer than 4 hours at a time.

    Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus. May be required to work extensive hours at a computer terminal. Frequently works in temperature and humidity-controlled environments.

    Employee must frequently work outdoors using appropriate safety equipment at construction sites in varying weather and environmental conditions.

  • School Facilities Architect Manager
    By
    Mrs. Holly Winchester
    on
    November 7, 2023
    TO APPLY: https://www.jobapscloud.com/MD/sup/bulpreview.asp?R1=23&R2=005482&R3=0041

    The Program Manager Senior I will supervise the activities of the School Facilities Architects in the Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) Office of School Facilities and provide guidance in the conduct of the architects’ design reviews and evaluations of funding requests. The Manager will be responsible for reviewing design submissions and funding requests for their assigned local education agencies (LEAs) as well as assisting in the development of facilities guidelines.

    The School Facilities Architect Manager will coordinate the Office’s work on the Nonpublic Aging Schools Program with the Administrative Officer and Executive Director, represent the Office when the Executive Director is unavailable, and provide technical assistance as needed to other divisions of MSDE, member agencies of the Interagency Commission on School Construction, other State agencies, and State and local leadership.

    Salary: up to $144,573 annually

    Position Responsibilities:
    • Review and comment on educational specifications and feasibility studies.
    • Review and recommend approval or disapproval on schematic design, design development, construction document, and contract award submissions.
    • Act as a liaison among LEAs, parents, advocacy groups, and State agencies on school construction issues.
    • Negotiate with LEAs to resolve issues on capital projects.
    • Provide training and assistance on aspects of design review specific to school facilities.
    • Perform general supervisory tasks such as timesheets, leave approvals, travel and reimbursements, and performance evaluations.
    • Represent the Office of School Facilities when the Executive Director is unavailable.
    • Coordinate with MSDE divisions, IAC member agencies and other State agencies.
    • Provide technical assistance to Nonpublic Aging Schools grant recipients.

    MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

    Education: Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in a technical or engineering discipline such as Architecture, Engineering, Construction Project Management, or a related field.

    Experience: Six years of experience in facilities design, construction and planning, 2 years of which must include the direct supervision of other professional staff. Professional license in Architecture or Engineering is required.

    Notes:
    • Candidates may substitute additional experience as defined above directly related to the position at the rate of one year of experience for each year of the required education.
    • Candidates may substitute the possession of a Master’s degree from an accredited college or university for one year of the required experience.

    Preferred Qualifications: Preference will be given to applicants who possess the following preferred qualification(s).
    • Experience in Educational or K-12 facilities planning.
    • Knowledge of construction codes and state and local regulations regarding building and planning of school buildings.
    • Experience developing design guidelines/standards, facility program, or feasibility studies.
    • Demonstrating strong written and verbal communication skills and ability to effectively connect with a broad collaborator group with varying degrees of functional expertise.
    • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects concurrently, prioritize and plan work activities while meeting respective deadlines.

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